Jo A. Hiestand


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    Mystery

    Jun-2015

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    Mystery

    Apr-2015

    One year ago, Marta Hughes won a purse-choking sum of money at a local casino. She never returned home. Her body was discovered in a ditch twelve miles from her home; her car was back in her driveway. Linnet Isherwood cannot let her friend's unsolv...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2013

    Dreams woke him that night. Not nightmares. Not exactly. More like flashes from his past. Mingled, as happens through the power of dreams, with foreshadowing of the future. Except he didn't know that yet... Since his infancy, Michael McLaren has been...

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    Mystery

    Aug-2013

    The watchers that night who saw only blackness and the suggestion of trees massed against an ebony sky claimed later that they knew something would happen. Some probably cursed their ill luck that they hadn't chosen the right hour to watch; others pr...

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    Mystery

    Aug-2013

    Five short stories dealing with customs and traditions. There are the traditionally told stories from Brenna's viewpoint, as well as one told by her co-worker, Mark Salt Other stories include a mention of DCI Graham in his original career, and one n...

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    Mystery

    Aug-2013

    Tolling church bells are as much an aspect of rural England as are grazing sheep, thatched-roof cottages and verdant-hedged lanes. But someone in this sleepy village evidently takes exception to one slice of Merrie Olde England, for Roger, Lord Swinb...

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    Mystery

    Aug-2013

    Year after year, the villagers near Stanton Moor celebrate May Day with bonfires and the laying of rowan branches to seek protection for home and cattle. But the men who gathered this May evening hadn't come for blessings. They had come for murder. T...

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    Mystery

    Jul-2013

    Each year the residents of Nether Haddon celebrate the village's founding in the time-honored way--with games, music, and performances by their sword dancers. But something new is added to the fancy footwork this year: a team member dies ... murdered...

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    Mystery

    Jul-2013

    Things seem comfortably routine one Ash Wednesday evening in the English village of Hollingthorpe. The regulars have come together to turn the Devil's Stone, the age-old custom of shifting a one-ton boulder in the churchyard. An odd, back-breaking cu...

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    Mystery

    Apr-2013

    They hadn't expected to find a body among the fire's debris. A young woman dies tragically in a church fire. The death might've been labeled an accident...but for the barred door. Identifying the victim isn't easy, though, for two women have simultan...

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    Mystery

    Feb-2013

    Michael McLaren and fiancee Dena Ellison share a rare relaxing day touring Rufford Abbey, a 12th century religious house taken over in 1626 as a grand private residence. McLaren's sense of workmanship kicks in when he sees a crookedly-aligned brick i...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-2012

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    Mystery

    May-2012

    Mike McLaren - 3

    "Do you know what it's like to lose a child to murder?" The question -- the preamble to a puzzle involving an up-and-coming singer of 1940s-style torch songs, a drug stash, and a made-for-TV movie plot -- will threaten McLaren's sanity and safety bef...

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    Mystery

    Apr-2011

    Mike McLaren - 2

    A popular music teacher at Grange Hall Performing Arts College, Kent Harrison had been more popular as a musician: a minstrel in the vein of 16th century troubadours. He usually appeared during the Minstrels Court, an 8-day reenacted medieval fair at...

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    Mystery

    Apr-2011

    Two missing people from a sleepy English village... Is the phantom black dog responsible, or merely a harbinger of the news? One dark March evening Vera Howarth vanishes from her village. Despite search teams, TV appeals and a police investigation, s...

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    Mystery

    Apr-2010

    Worldwide Mysteries - 808

    It's been a year since inspector Mike McLaren walked off the force, tormented by a case of injustice. Working as a stonemason keeps his hands busy, but his mind is too sharp to refuse a woman's plea for help on a cold case. The victim, Marta Hughes, ...

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    Mystery

    Dec-2005

    Worldwide Mysteries - 731

    As holiday festivities wind down, Derbyshire investigator Brenna Taylor is roused from a cozy office and called to a frozen pond -- and a waiting victim. Mercedes Salt mysteriously drowned during her morning walk on her rambling family estate. Tensio...

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    Mystery

    Sep-2005

    Worldwide Mysteries - 601

    Winter's chill hits the Derbyshire uplands hard, but the busy preparations for December's annual St. Nicholas festival are in full swing in the village of Bramwell. The celebration is marked by baking bread for the poor and the elderly, but when a kn...

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    Mystery

    Sep-2004

    Worldwide Mysteries - 568

    The spectators, huddled against the November chill for the annual Guy Fawkes celebration in Upper Kingsleigh, were ready for the customary bonfire and revelry. Instead, one stunned official made a horrible discovery: the straw-filled effigy of Mr. Ha...

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